In more bad news for the Biden White House, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s job is in danger as he faces wide-spread calls to resign from his position.
The Washington Examiner reports:
A hearing billed as the first part of a major evaluation of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan featured criticism of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and calls for his resignation.
“Your bizarre abandoning of Bagram Airfield led directly to 13 Marines murdered in Kabul,” Rep. Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, told Blinken after endorsing a newspaper editorial that accused President Joe Biden of telling “six lies” about Afghanistan. “You should resign. I yield back.”
Throughout the hearing, Blinken refused to take responsibility for his actions and sought to deflect blame onto the Trump administration for the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Blinken, for his part, sought to pin the blame for the troubled withdrawal — which a prominent German politician called “the greatest debacle that NATO has seen since its foundation” — on former President Donald Trump’s approach to negotiating the U.S.-Taliban peace deal that set the stage for the U.S. withdrawal.
“We inherited a deadline,” Blinken said, referring to the May 1 withdrawal deadline inked in the deal. “We did not inherit a plan.”
It shouldn’t be surprising that a Democrat won’t take responsibility. The entire premise of Democrat policy is to blame Donald Trump for everything.
But this time, it’s different. The American people see Biden and Blinken as fully responsible for the Afghanistan disaster, and the polls reflect that. Both of their days may be numbered.